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Former Detroit police chief forms exploratory committee for GOP gubernatorial run 

Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced Wednesday the formation of his candidate committee, “Chief James Craig for Governor Exploratory Committee,” as the first...

Column: States and schools should reinstate mask mandates

If we don’t act now, masks could become a long-term fashion accessory. In the past 14 days, the United States has seen tremendous growth in...

Dems unite around ‘climate corps’ that could employ youth, prevent fires

Updated, 11:31 a.m. 7/21/21 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pledged on Tuesday to include a Civilian Climate Corps in a $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill...

Whitmer releases last school from state oversight, but creates some confusion...

As of Monday, there are no schools in Michigan under state oversight after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released the Muskegon Heights School District from receivership...

As Congress tries to regulate ‘forever chemicals,’ local water systems push...

WASHINGTON — Local water utilities worried about getting hit with lawsuits and high cleanup costs are stepping up their lobbying of Congress as lawmakers...

With redistricting as an X factor, Republicans set their sights on...

Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) has just had his best fundraising haul since he was first elected in...

Manchin says he’ll back BLM nomination, as committee vote is set

The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is expected to vote Thursday on the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of...

Rick Haglund: Michigan continues to underinvest in higher education, in good...

Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a record $17.1 billion K-12 spending bill that eliminates a nearly 30-year-long basic state funding gap between school...

‘Our democracy is in peril’: Women risk arrest in voting rights...

WASHINGTON — Diane Howard of Cleveland traveled to the nation’s capital with hundreds of other women to urge Congress to pass an elections overhaul...

State reports surge in Legionnaires’ disease

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and local health departments are investigating a recent spike in Legionnaires’ disease cases across the...

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